Tommy Pham Parents: Mike Pham and Tawana Pham

Tommy Pham is a Venezuelan professional baseball pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball (MLB). Alvarado previously played for the Tampa Bay Rays.



Tommy Pham

As a pitcher and infielder, Pham attended Durango High School in Spring Valley, Nevada.



When Pham was a senior, the Reno Gazette-Journal honored him as Class 4A All-State Player of the Year and a second-team All-American for the year because of his.633 batting average.

Despite having a fastball that could reach speeds of up to 150 kilometers per hour (93 miles per hour), he preferred to play in the outfield.

His first preference was Arizona, but he ended up going with Cal State Fullerton instead.

After the St. Louis Cardinals selected him in the 16th round of the 2006 amateur draft, Pham decided to play professional baseball rather than attend college.

He signed for $325,000, which was more than most players picked in the 16th round receive. Pham’s professional baseball career has had a rocky start due to a series of setbacks. In 2010 he was hospitalized with a broken wrist.

He tore a ligament in his left knee in 2011 while attempting to block a home run ball.

Tommy Pham Parents: Mike Pham and Tawana Pham

Professional baseball player, Tommy Pham was born to his parents Mike Pham (father) and Tawana Pham (mother). It was Tawana’s parents’ agreement that she would assist raise the twins if she worked.